Mohawks for everyone!
Last year, some bloggers got their keyboards in a twist over parents who give little kids mohawks. The hair style, not the sharp axe.
I always find it amusing about what people will get worked up. It’s only hair, people. It, like, grows back and stuff. Also? My eldest son got on last summer. My girlfriend was giving them to her sons, and Sawyer asked if he could have one, too.
Why not? He had just finished first grade, his first full year of all-day school. He wasn’t going to carry this look into the fall. The hairdo was just for fun. Because that’s what it is when you’re seven. When you’re 17 and you also wear a nose ring and those disc thingies in your ears and head-to-toe black and a bad attitude, then maybe the mohawk would give me pause. Because you’d be interviewing for colleges and they wouldn’t see the amazing, gentle, intelligent soul you are.
And you so are, all you nose-ring, ear-disc, head-to-toe black, bad attitude-wearing 17 year-olds with mohawks. Right?
Anyway. Sawyer kept asking me for a week when we would be going to get his mohawk. Wednesday was the day. But he wasn’t doing it alone: Xander wanted one, too. Just like his older brother was, and Xander likes being a “cool dude.”
So we went to my friend’s house and she got out her clippers. Xander was stoic the entire time, except for the little sparkle in his eye when he caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror. Sawyer was disappointed he couldn’t get Captain America’s shield (wha?) on the back of his head. But he was satisfied that his hair ended in a point at the bottom of his neck.
Do these look unhappy kids? Did I infringe upon my poor three year-old’s personal choice?
Just ask these guys.
But don’t be surprised if after, they kick your ass. They have MOHAWKS!
What about you? Would you let your kids get mohawks?